Tony doesn’t like to eat breakfast. Like hardly ever. On the weekends its usually closer to noon before he eats, and there is a fine window of when breakfast is no longer appropriate. You will never find Tony eating breakfast for dinner unless he’s had a stroke, can’t speak and I’ve dressed us in matching jackets.
Muffins though? Those are an anytime snack. I had some really ripe bananas, and made him some banana muffins the night before last. He tasted the batter (um, I’ve been known to leave out the sugar in muffins on more than one occasion!) and he liked it!
Until they came out of the oven and tasted them. He said they had a weird aftertaste – the recipe called for 3 cups of flour to 4 teaspoons of baking soda which made 16 muffins – maybe the baking soda was too strong? Well, I brought them to work and everyone like them, to which Tony said “people will eat free food at work if its been sitting by the coffee for three days.” Touché.
So since I don’t bake that often, can you link or leave in the comments your tried and true muffin recipes? I’d appreciate it!
So it was rise and shine yesterday! I love taking the back roads – not a lot of traffic – and for the record, I was stopped in the road, not driving and taking a picture.
It was back and biceps on the strength training menu. Check it out!
30-second sprints on treadmill; Level 8; 30 seconds on/30 off; 30 minutes total
Um, yeah – WITHOUT the cardio that routine took me 60 minutes! It doesn’t seem like much, but 3 sets of 20 is a lot. I ended up pushing the cardio to lunch. Still smiling after 60 minutes though!
Okay, see that pink underneath my diet coke shirt? I got that from a company to promote workout gear, which then quickly went out of business. I couldn’t even find the name of it, but I LOVE that shirt – it’s a tank, and it’s made by NUX. For those of us who have, ahem, a muffin top, that shirt holds everything in, while I am doing weights, running, etc. LOVE.
I had 1/2 a cup of granola before working out, then more jalapeno quiche for breakfast with Chobani and fruit later in the morning.
I was super busy at work yesterday, which I love. It makes the day go by so fast, and before I knew it, it was time to head back to the gym. Now it said for cardio “8.0 mph – 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off.” I took that as run 30 seconds at 8.0 (which is a 7:30 minute mile pace!) and then bring the pace down and walk the second 30 seconds and back and forth.
Well, by the time that I ran 30 seconds at 8.0, then reduced the speed to 3.7 to recover, it was almost time to bring it back up to sprint! So I ended up doing 1 minute at 8.0 and 1 minute at 3.7 for 30 minutes.
With a cool down, I did 3 miles. But what I thought about later in the afternoon is I think I am supposed to keep the speed at 8.0 the whole time, and then jump off for the 30 second rest? It’s on tap again today, so I am going to try it – although the mileage won’t be as accurate since I am stepping off half the time! Do you think that’s what it means 30 seconds on/off??
And the gym? Completely empty. Now is the calm before the January 1 storm!
I ended up having a huge ass salad with leftover turkey cutlet from our sammies the night before. Well, my lunch was mostly veggies with about 3 ounces of turkey and 303 calories.
About an hour after I ate I was so hungry!! So, I took half of Tony’s blueberry muffin. I have to admit, it was pretty good – I am calling half of it 200 calories.
Dinner was quick and easy – Chicken Marsala for Two – except this time I cut up the chicken into bite size pieces, and I added a cup of broccoli to mine. I just tossed the broccoli in the pasta water for the last two minutes.
Alright, I am off the gym for chest/shoulders. Fingers crossed it doesn’t take me an hour to get through it!
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Make it a great day!